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How can I have stars in my listing in serp? (img included)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by dynander, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. dynander

    dynander Regular Member

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    How can my sites listing in serps can look like these ones?

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    a wordpress plugin maybe?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. xplicit

    xplicit BANNED BANNED

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    Those are stars for the reviews you have gotten. Kinda like on here, someone can rate a thread and the little stars come up, the more positive ratings you get, the more stars you get.

    Well its on a scale of 1-5. So if you have 10 people review and 8 say 5 stars and 2 say 1 star, then more than likely you will get a 4 star review.

    Notice its for local businesses.
     
  3. sterday

    sterday BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Well yeah i have seen some plugin to add in the post, I don't remember that plugin name :p And yeah as xplicit said, it's great for local businesses. .
     
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    xplicit BANNED BANNED

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    This is the rating plugin for wordpress, but it only rates your posts and will not show up in the SERPS, you need to put your site in the google business directory and have friends and family members write reviews for you to get good rankings.


    WP Rating pluign
    Code:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gd-star-rating/
     
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  5. philionaire

    philionaire Regular Member

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    The 3 websites listed there are all local / review sites. As others have said you need to get reviews on these sites to get listed like that. No plugin will do this in the search ranking to my knowledge. You can do it once in your own website though, with the plugin.

    As xplicit said, the one you really want to be listed in is the google directory, as it will usually sit above these in the serps.

    Once listed in google (or any of the other places) the blackhat thing to do would be writing positive reviews about your business (or clients business). To do that you could go to all the free wifi areas near you (hopefully you live in a big city), sign up for a free gmail account (which you need to write a review in google direcory) and leave a review about yourself/client.

    If you look at the 1st and 3rd listed in your pic you can see its got 72 and 11 reviews respectively. It looks like someone may have been doing it to get the 72 reviews... or they may just have really good food ;)
     
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    krigarwa Registered Member

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    They tell you how to get those stars in the BlackHat Edition of Google Maps Cash (google and you will find the course). I am not sure if it is available here att BlackhatWorld bit it is available at TheVault.bz.
     
  7. cdc515

    cdc515 Power Member

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    you can not get the stars any other way then to have reviews directly on your site. This is not done through the google local business directory or anything else.

    It is called "Rich Snipets" google uses the data from the review sites and then displays the star rating they have for that particular business.

    if you want the stars under your website you must put up a review type page with a few sites and then code the rich snipets and h cards into them.

    http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/05/introducing-rich-snippets.html
     
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  8. sterday

    sterday BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Thank you for the plugin, And your answer is useful to me. . Thank you
     
  9. dynander

    dynander Regular Member

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    The key here is "Rich Snipets". With this I can investigate a lot further. I asked for a wordpress plugin because recently I discover one that let you rank your own hosted videos in the same way that videos from youtube appear in serps. (Video site map is the name I think).

    Finally I have a reason to lean microformats

    Thanks you very much

     
  10. cdc515

    cdc515 Power Member

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    i was going to set this up on my site but i never got around to it.

    let me knwo how long it takes for the stars to show up and how confusing rich snippets are.